COVID-19 Mitchell

NCDHHS Corrects COVID-19 Testing Totals After Identifying LabCorp Reporting Discrepancy; No Impact to Key Metrics

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced corrections to the state’s daily and cumulative completed COVID-19 test counts after discovering a discrepancy between electronic and manual reporting of testing data that had been submitted by LabCorp. The LabCorp data error resulted in a higher count of total COVID-19 tests performed. The reporting error does NOT ...(more)

Executive Order Extends School Immunization, Health Assessment Deadlines

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 156 extending, but not waiving, proof-of-immunization and health assessment documentation deadlines for school and child-care facilities. With health care visits limited in some cases due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the order will give students and families more time to get their required vaccines and health assessments ...(more)

Toe River Health District Update – 8/10/20

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Seven Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Yancey County One Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Mitchell County Eight Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Avery County Ledger, NC (August 10, 2020). Toe River Health District, Yancey, Mitchell and Avery Counties, were notified today, about the following positive cases in our district. Avery County had 8 new positives today ...(more)

Mitchell County Announces Third Death to COVID-19

Mitchell County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified today of its third CoVID-19 associated death in Mitchell County. The individual, in their 60’s, was hospitalized. To protect the family’s privacy no further information about the patient will be released. “We want to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this individual,” said Toe ...(more)

Toe River Health Update 8/9/20

  Toe River Health District Announces Zero Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Yancey County Zero Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Mitchell County Two Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Avery County Ledger, NC (August 9, 2020). Toe River Health District, Yancey, Mitchell and Avery Counties, were notified today, about the following positive cases in our district. Avery County had 2 new positives today ...(more)

COVID-19 Update 8/7/20

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Three Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Yancey County Zero Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Mitchell County One Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Avery County Ledger, NC (August 7, 2020). Toe River Health District, Yancey, Mitchell and Avery Counties, were notified today, about the following positive cases in our district. Avery County had 1 new positive today ...(more)

NCDHHS to Pay for Ongoing Testing of Nursing Home Staff; Codifies Requirement for Biweekly Nursing Home Staff Testing

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) today took additional steps to protect nursing home residents and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic by issuing a Secretarial Order requiring biweekly staff testing and announcing continued state funding for staff testing through November. The order mandates the existing recommendation for biweekly testing. The Department is ...(more)